ECHS – Rates for treatment at private HCOs in view of Covid-19 Pandemic

SARS COV-2 Third Wave: Advisory by ECHS dated 27.08.2021

ECHS – Rates for treatment at private health care organizations (HCOs) in view of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath
Circle. Delhi Cantt-110010


11 Nov 2020

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
DAV Subroto Park
All HQ Command (Med)
All HQ Command (ECHS)
AMA ECHS Embassy of India. Nepal
All Regional Centres


1. Refer to this HO letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy dated 29 Jul 2020.

2. It was promulgated vide above letter that rates for treatment for Coved-19 in private empanelled hospital in respect of ECHS beneficiaries in a city shall be as per the package rates prescribed by the concerned state government. In case no such rates have been prescribed by the state government in any ECHS city, the rates prescribed by government of NCT Delhi shall be applicable till rates are notified by the concerned state government.

3.The rates for NCT Delhi have been promulgated vide Govt of NCT Delhi order No 52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/prsecyhfw/14450-14649 dt 20 Jun 2020. The prescribed maximum per day package rates for covid related treatment in private hospitals in NCT of Delhi are as below –

Hospital rates for per day of admission (in RS.)
Category of Hospitals Moderate Sickness Sever Sickness Very Severe Sickness
ISOLATION BEDS Including supportive care and oxygen ICU without need for ventilator care ICU with ventilator care (invasive/non invasive
NABH accredited Hospitals (including entry level) 10,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.1200/-) 15,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.2000/-) 18,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.2000/-)
Non-NABH accredited Hospitals 8,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.1200/-) 13,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.2000/- 15,000/- (including cost of PPE Rs.2000/-)
Covid-19 Testing (State Rate or ICMR Rates)


4. As laid down the above rates are inclusive of PPE rates indicated. The rates of PPE will be applicable in all caws/ states where PPE cost are not specified by respective State Govts.

5. ECHS empanelled Health Care Organizations (HCOs) shall perform the treatment/ test on cashless basis in respect of ECHS beneficiaries and submit the bills to ECHS through UTIITLS. The reimbursement for the cost of expenditure on the test at approved rates shall be reimbursed.

6.These order comes into effect from 29 Jul 2020. the date of issue of this letter at para No 1 above

(Panchal Kalpeshkumar S)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Med)
for Dir (Med)

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